For reference or for posterity, a list of the favourite places to eat in Brussels, compounded over the last year we’ve been here. I will be regularly updating this list as we discover more places – in the few months we have left here.

1. Italian – La Trattoria: our local Italian place, and boy do we eat there a lot. The pizzas are superb, the pastas fresh and delicious, and the tiramisu divine. My sister visited us a few months ago and the first thing she asked after we paid the bill was “when can we come again?”. Clearly, my sister.  734 Chaussee de Waterloo.

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2. French – En Face De Parachut: a great little French restaurant. Wonderful food, great wine, and even friendly service! A very good place for entertaining friends or for a romantic dinner. A bit on the pricey side, of course. Chaussee de Waterloo, 578.

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3. Indian – Mumtaz: a great Indian restaurant, of which Brussels does not have in abundance, especially compared to the UK. We just had dinner there a few nights ago, and were very impressed. Good, friendly service, staff speaks English, and excellent food, even compared to the numerous curry houses I’ve been to across the channel. A place we will definitely return to!   Chaussée de Wavre 64.

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4. Moroccan – KifKif: a more relaxed, informal and fun choice, especially for large get-togethers with friends. Very good assorted Mediterranean/middle-eastern starters (finger food – humus, aubergines, tehini, salads etc. with bread), superb meat dishes cooked in tajins, and delicious desserts (baklava etc.). The atmosphere is as fun as the food. Biarritz Square, just off the western side of the Ixelles lakes.

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